Tip + Card Showcase: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY

Hello! The other day I shared a Tip & Card Showcase video and I asked for feedback. Everyone was very positive! So I am back with another… but this time focusing on the new Simon Says Stamp release. (Note: I won’t normally be doing these types of videos very often. But this release is a good one, too!)

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Here are the cards (with tips!) I showed in the video… all featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release

My first card shows how to create a layered background with one background stamp… with the help of vellum! (Watch the video to see how.) I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Background three times, each time shifting it a bit. It creates a unique look! I added a shimmer-vellum filled Simon Says Stamping Dancing Deer Die Cut and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also used ribbon as a scarf and a silver gem for a sparkly nose…

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card shares tips for adding quick stitching to cards. (If you want to learn more about stitching on cards, check out THIS video.) I used the new Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree Stitching Die.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a gold glitter cardstock star to the top using a Honey Bee Stacking Stars Die and matching sentiment with the new Simon Says Stamp CZ Merry Dies.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

As a little bonus, I show in the video how to use the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree Stitching Die to create a fun non-tree background. I added sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Bestie Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card features several new products and showcases a few helpful tips. I created the background with two pieces. The first is basic stamping with the new Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. The bottom piece is a background made up with images from the Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters Stamp Set and sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set. (LOVE this set!) In the video I show how to do this for a custom look.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a silver cardstock strip and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Words On a Line Die Cut, along with Simon Says Stamp Alicia & Rina Snowflake die cuts.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

One simple way to make a shaped card is to use a large stamp image. Here, I used a gorgeous image from the new Simon Says Stamp Mele Kalikimaka Stamp Set. After coloring, I cut it out while holding a second piece of cardstock behind it. This gives me two shaped pieces. I created a scored hinge at the top of the blank piece and adhered it to the top back of the stamped piece. This forms a shaped card! I added a small sentiment in the middle from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the card is able to stand…

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another new fun stamp set from this release is the Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene. I used this set (along with masking using the coordinating dies) to create a fun scene. Notice how I used a sentiment repeatedly in the sky. This is a great way to get more out of your sentiment. The background is the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the shine I added to scene using my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Simon Says Stamp also came out with many new Big Picture Book Dies. I used a few today… sharing tips for assembly and for creating a shaped card.

For this first card, I used the new Big Picture Book Koala and Big Body Dies. Aren’t they the cutest?! I created a background using the Simon Says Stamp Plank Background Stamp… along with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set… and a tiny little heart.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For shine, I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. Those sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set are just too fun… and can be used with many other critter dies and stamps.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use the Big Picture Book Dies to create shaped cards that can stand up! I used the Big Picture Book Puppy, Standing Body, and Tails Dies to make a standing pup… and added my own party hat.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I again used the new Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

NEW RELEASE

Again, this video focused on new products from Simon Says Stamp. To see them all together, head HERE.

GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning three new products from this Simon Says Stamp release? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/18/18 telling me your favorite product from this release. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!) to see if you are a winner.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products from Pinkfresh Studio or those with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Wishes…
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Merry Dies
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Besties Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Besties Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes…
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Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters…
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Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas…
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Simon Says Stamp Kadyn Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Rina Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Alicia Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Mele Kalikimaka…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Happy Christmas Die
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Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Tags Dies
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Dies
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SSS CZ Thankful 1 Dies
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SSS CZ Thankful 2 Dies
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SSS CZ Thanks Dies
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Babe Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book…
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Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Big…
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Simon Says Stamp Therefore Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dies
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Simon Says Stamp You’re So Kind Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Line Circles Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s WAtercolor…
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Honey Bee Stacking Stars Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Plank Background
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
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Stazon Jet Black Ink
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Grafix Vellum Assortment Pad
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean
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Simon Says Stamp Ink
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink
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Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
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Fiskars Spring Assist Titanum Scissors
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EK Success Tweezers
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Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
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Ranger Glossy Accents
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T-Ruler
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Gemini Die Cutting Machine
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Alternative Floss
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Micropore Tape
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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296 thoughts on “Tip + Card Showcase: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Such fun cards!
    As for a favorite, it is hard to choose just one. I love the snowflake dies and the snowflake background stamp but I also like the plank background stamp.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. What a great release.
    I really love the new Snowflake Dies and the Winter Scene Stamp and Dies
    Thank you very muche for the chance to win a giveaway.

  3. Jennifer, I enjoy your videos very much. Thank you for a chance to win.
    My favorites are winter scene stamps and dies.

  4. Oh my!
    Love these release and all your wonderful cards!!!
    My fav products from this release are Winter Scene Stamp and Die Sets. Too cute!!!

  5. Your videos are always so helpful and inspiring! Love all the helpful tips! My favorite product from this release is the CZ thankful 2 Die. So classy!

  6. Hard to pick just one favorite in such a great release! It’s a toss-up for me between the Tiny Words Christmas and the Punny Animals sayings. Awesome showcase video. Thanks again for all you do for us!

  7. Hi Jennifer, these cards are so pretty! I just love the Mod Trees Background. Thank you for the inspiration and for another great tips and showcase video!

  8. Jennifer, I enjoy your videos very much.
    My favorites are winter scene stamps and dies.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  9. I absolutely adore the stamp and die sets by Cathy Zielske as well as the Plank Background stamp!! Thanks for another awesome showcase video!

  10. I have two favorites, the deer and the koala. I love the background technique on the Dancing Deer card and the koala is adorable.

  11. Great video. As per usual Jennifer your cards are inspirational and the new release from Simon -Says-Stamp is pretty cool too. If I had to choose, I think I would go for the Snowflake outline stamp.

  12. There are so many great products in this release but my favourite is the Dancing Deer.

    Love all your cards but especially the cute puppy one.

  13. I can’t remember if I commented already or not, but my favorite product in the new release is the Picture Book Jack…he looks just like my Billy!

  14. I have two favourites (I can’t pick just one!). I like the tree background and the stitching tree! So much fun!

  15. So much to see Jennifer! My favourite is the Winter Scene Stamp, along with the dies, of course. But I have to add that I equally like the Tiny Words stamp set. I’d be delighted to have either one. Thank you for providing someone a chance to win.

  16. thanks for the great video and the tips. My favourite is the Bestie stamp set (although I really like the sequin sets). I too send cards to friends, so this would be a great addition to my stash.

  17. Such a great collection of wonderful cards! I like your technique for making a shaped card. It’s so much less complicated than the other methods I’ve seen.

    This is another awesome release from SSS. I can’t pick just one favourite. I really like the word dies with the outlines and the besties die set too. The snowflake dies are beautiful and the Christmas wishes stamp set and the mod tree background stamp are also fabulous. There’s the picture book faces and body /legs too and they make great cards but I wouldn’t put them on my favourites list.

  18. I wasn’t super excited about this release until I saw what you did with it! I would have by passed these products if I didn’t see your gorgeous artwork – now I want them all – especially that seashell wreath!

  19. Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your video. All of your cards from the new release are fantastic! The tiny Christmas words and Punny Animal words have been added to my wish list but I think my absolute favorite stamp in the new release is that amazing shell wreath in the Mele Kalikimaka set. I live near the coast in Southern California and am really drawn to that wreath. I don’t have any stamps like that so it goes on the top of my wish list!

  20. I absolutely LOVE the products in this release!!! It’s so hard to choose a favorite, but since we must for this giveaway, I’m going to go with the Mod Trees Background stamp! The reindeer card you made using this stamp is just too beautiful! Jennifer, you are so extremely talented! I love watching your videos, and reading your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

  21. Simon Says Clear Stamps CRITTER SWEATERS sss101890 Fun and Festive, is my fave. It was hard to decide because all of them are so wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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